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Ethernet vs Wifi and Confusion

Question: Ethernet vs Wifi and Confusion

Okay so before I begin I'd like to say I am relatively new to computing and I'm not the most knowledgeable.

Let me explain my setup:
I have a HP Envy SleekBook Laptop which is connected to my BT Wifi through a NetGear HomePlug which should give me wired internet.

I cannot move the router which is that the other side of the house and I decided to test me internet speed on speedtest.net I got nearly exactly the same values when using the ethernet cable and when connecting to the internet.

I often have ping spikes and lag in CS:GO.

That is my main issue and my secondary discussion is if this is a good setup : (I have ordered this stuff)

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Answer: Ethernet vs Wifi and Confusion

HMM. and your problem / question is ...

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My college has an ethernet network, and, of course, I know very little about ethernet. My laptop has a networking card. It's a Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller. Will this work with the ethernet network? I've searched the internet and I'm getting mixed answers about this. Please contact me back at [email protected] Thank you in advance.
 

Answer:Ethernet Confusion!

Most likely yes, and no I won't if you ask in a forum you get a reply in a forum, I'm not going out of way to e-mail you an answer and give away my e-mail at the same time....
 

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Does anyone know what a "NE 2000 ISAPNP ETHERNET ADAPTER (GENERIC)" is and what kind of internet connection I can make with it?  Someone gave us an old computer (running XP Professional) which I discovered this adapter was installed when I tried to hook up dial-up for my daughter and learned the modem had been removed.  Can this card handle networking with my internet connection (cable broadband) if I get a router (wired or wireless)??Any help would be greatly appreciated...Thanks  

Answer:Help!  Ethernet Adapter Confusion

Thomas:An Ethernet adapter is for a wired network.  The connector on the back of the computer will look like a phone jack, but larger.  You can buy a cable for it at most electronics retail stores.  The CAT 5 or CAT 6 Ethernet cable can be up to 100 meters long (from the computer to the router).   You can use the Windows XP Network Setup Wizard to connect the the Internet through the router.Doc

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Hey everyone,

I'm currently in a dorm and it has an ethernet setup like the one shown:



As you can see it has two ethernet plugs, a cable connection for TV, and a phone jack. Mine and my roommate's problem is that we want to connect three things at once (laptops x2 and a PlayStation 3). I did some research on Google and some sites said we need an 'ethernet splitter' and some said we need a 'network switch'. Could someone clear up this confusion for us?! (and post a link or two to a retailer where we could purchase this device?)

Thank you for your time.

Answer:Dorm ethernet problem and confusion...

You need one of these guys: ethernet switch - Search at Office Depot

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Hello,

I have a hopefully simple problem to solve!
I'm in a shared house and the wireless router lives just outside my room. However, the wireless has been playing up a lot lately and keeps dropping out.

I have an ethernet cable connected from my PC to my PS3.

Can I remove this from the pS3 and connect it to the ethernet port on the router to get a wired connection?
I tried it but it would only pick up the wireless and, when I disabled the wireless dongle, nothing at all!

Is there some setting I need to make to 'active' the ethernet connection?

The Router is an O2 Wireless II box. I have Windows 7 Ultimate.

What the lights on the O2 wireless box mean - Support - O2

I may end up getting a separate service put in, because the dropping out is really annoying, but I thought this would be a relatively simple stopgap solution!

Thanks
Mark

Answer:Ethernet/Wireless router confusion...

For the wireless dropping out problem, have you tried using a different channel in the router's wireless connection settings?

You can scan the area around your house using this Xirrus wi-fi inspector which will help you find an unused channel in your area.

Xirrus: The Leader in High Performance Wi-Fi - Advanced IT Wi-Fi Networking Tools

As for the wired connection, assuming the DHCP is enabled, it should work as soon as you plug in the eithernet cable. If not, then you might need to download some drivers for your wired eithernet adaptor.

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Got a problem I cannot seem to solve. I need to communicate with a wifi router that is not itself directly connected to the computer in order to change its channel to improve overall signal quality for the two Wi-Fi routers I have and deconflict with a neighbor's Wi-Fi. The router I need to adjust is connected to the internet through the cable router. It is not directly connected to the computer - thus the Genie program won't talk to it. If I do wire directly to that wi-fi, the internet connection is lost (no cable port to wire it up, unfortunately) and the Genie program won't let me do anything either. So I need to know how to adjust a Wi-Fi router that is acting merely as a wireless antennae to a different router, rather than a direct connection to the internet.

Ideas?

(Background info to save time)

I have a very long house with a lot of metal in it. The Cable drop for internet is in the basement at one end. The cable router has a built in Wi-Fi serving half the house, to which I have (via a LONG cord) connected a second (NetGear) wifi router. Until recently, these have worked fine for the limited internet surfing we've done. This was necessitated by not having good signal at either end of the house if Wi-Fi was in the middle, or no signal at one end if Wi-Fi was left at one end of the house or the other. Thus, two Wi-Fi's.

However - my son is now of an age he wants to play FPS games on the laptop; meaning he needs good ping. ... Read more

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(NEW TO NETWORKING)I have just got a new laptop with internal wireless setup, and also have a PC connected to a LINKSYS wireless/adsl(WAG54G)router,via ethernet. Can't seem to get my head around how to setup a Workgroup via the wireless connection. I use Asus WLAN software, on the laptop, and have got a strong connection with no probs; with communication set to infrastructure. The problem for me seems to be with understanding the relationship between the router, Soft AP setup + network bridge connections, all of which are unfamiliar to me..! Using XP PRO...sadly no reflection on my grey matter though..:0) any 'safe'links or advice is most welcome..!Frustrating as it is, it's a buzz to get a step ahead...just seems like a slow step at the moment..:O/

Answer:laptop WIFI to PC workgroup setup confusion

click hereBound to have been covered in this list.

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Hello. I have three Dell XPS PCs connected via a Verizon Actiontec router to each other and to the internet, all running Windows 10 (two preinstalled, one upgraded from Windows 7). All connect fine to the internet via Ethernet and wifi, but they can only see/connect to each other via wifi. They cannot see each other via Ethernet; instead I have to turn wifi on for each of them to see/access each other. Not exactly sure when this started, but it wasn?t always like this (some windows update maybe?) I haven?t found my particular problem in searching forums, and there are so many options on what to try to fix other network issues, I?m not sure where to start.

If it?s a hardware issue, I would think it would be with the router, as it?s unlikely the hardware would fail on all three PCs. But since I can connect to the internet via both Ethernet and wifi, I think it?s unlikely a router problem. I have Norton 360 running on all the PCs, but I?ve tried disabling the firewalls, adding Network Trust and Device Trust, and the problem still exists, and again, all works fine over wifi. Could be a network driver problem, but I?ve tried uninstalling and letting windows reinstall the driver, and that hasn?t helped.

So some other setting that got messed up on all three computers at some point? Renaming the workgroup and/or PCs? An ipv6 issue? Any ideas on where to start??

Thanks for your help.

Answer:connect to internet via ethernet and wifi but to network only on wifi

Welcome to the forum. Can you ping the PCs via name and IP from another one are they all on the same workgroup

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Hi! After moving to a new home, I'm having trouble getting a wired connection working. Same modem and router as the previous home, same PC. Different ISP, but both are Shaw cable re-packagers.

router
CISCO Linksys E900, Factory Reset, with latest firmware 1.0.06
modem
THOMPSON DCM 475

motherboard
SAPPHIRE Pure Black P67 Hydra
USB adapter
USB wifi, Dlink DWA-160
Operating system
Windows 7 64
Ethernet Adapter
Marvell Yukon 88E8057 Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
latest driver version 11.45.4.3

I have only a PC and an android connected, occasionally and android tablet as well.

The PC can connect via wifi, if ethernet is disabled and then modem, router, PC restarted, but I can't seem to figure out a way to get the ethernet connection to work. I've tried DHCP and Static IP configurations, and I've tried connecting the ethernet directly to the modem instead of the router, but to no avail. I believe I've managed at times to access the router from the PC (only with static IP), but never the internet as well. I've tried 3 cat 5 cables as well.

Here are some pictures with more details of my config

I've been banging my head against this for 8+ hours...can anyone see what I'm missing?
 

Answer:Wifi Works, Ethernet doesn't (even with wifi disabled)

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Hi! After moving to a new home, I'm having trouble getting a wired connection working. Same modem and router as the previous home, same PC. Different ISP, but both are Shaw cable re-packagers.

router
CISCO Linksys E900, Factory Reset, with latest firmware 1.0.06
modem
THOMPSON DCM 475

motherboard
SAPPHIRE Pure Black P67 Hydra
USB adapter
USB wifi, Dlink DWA-160
Operating system
Windows 7 64
Ethernet Adapter
Marvell Yukon 88E8057 Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
latest driver version 11.45.4.3

I have only a PC and an android connected, occasionally and android tablet as well.

The PC can connect via wifi, if ethernet is disabled and then modem, router, PC restarted, but I can't seem to figure out a way to get the ethernet connection to work. I've tried DHCP and Static IP configurations, and I've tried connecting the ethernet directly to the modem instead of the router, but to no avail. I believe I've managed at times to access the router from the PC (only with static IP), but never the internet as well. I've tried 3 cat 5 cables as well.

Here are some pictures with more details of my config

I've been banging my head against this for 8+ hours...can anyone see what I'm missing?

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I Have a Gigabyte F2A85XN-WIFI Desktop computer I just bought off Craigslist. The CPU tab in CPU-Z says it's an AMD A4 Quad-core, but when I go into my system information on windows 10 it says 1 core (2 logical processors). Right now i have 8gb total ram (2 total slots 4gb each) and im trying to upgrade to 16gb total, but after looking at all these different types of ram speeds i'm just confused as ever. I'm pretty sure my current RAM is a DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600), but the computer currently acts slightly sluggish. I'm wondering if the ram needs a higher speed as well when upgrading to 16gb. I am also wondering if my clocking settings are all screwed up somehow and i have no idea about clocking. Can anyone please help clarify what speed of ram/clocking settings would make my computer run the very fastest, and if I need to change clocking settings how do I do it WITHOUT overclocking? I use this computer for work and will have 10 browser tabs open at once and I would like to put some pretty hefty programs for video editing on here as well.

I've attached some screenshots from CPU-Z specs and Windows System Information.

Any help would be very very appreciated, thanks!
 

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The clinic (in rural Fiji) needs to re-do its network due to (1) change in ISP (and physical entry point of service), and (2) disappearance of original network guy (who kept the router logins/passwords secret, necessitating hard resets, before disappearing into Argentina). There are four main routers: #1 is connected to the Internet (via a point-to-point setup provided by the ISP). It is located at a building quite some distance away from the actual clinic building. It is a WRT-54GS with DD-WRT firmware. I set it to AP (with DHCP enabled) and local computers can see it and connect. Router #2 (also WRT-54G w/ DD-WRT) is inthe clinic building, has big antennas, and has previously connected to router #1 with no problems (so no signal strength issues). #2 is wired to #s 3 and 4 inside the clinic bldg. Routers 3 and 4 supply WiFi inside the clinic. (#3 is an old CNet G and #4 is an old Netgear N.)

My problem is Router #2. How do I configure it to receive the WiFi signal from # 1?

Is it correct that because #3 and #4 are wired to #2, when #2 connects to #1 I can put the cables from #2 for #3 and #4 into the WAN ports of 3 and 4, and they should then broadcast signals permitting everyone to connect through them to router #1 and thence the 'net.) Is it correct that #3 and #4 must have DHCP enabled (i.e., they won't pass on the DHCP service from #1)?

I do not know enough to be clear on what IP addresses to use for the routers and how DHCP should be set on each of them.

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Answer:Solved: WiFi LAN for remote clinic topology confusion

Hmmm. If you're trying to make it rebroadcast it, this might help: http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Universal_Wireless_Repeater
 

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Hey so at my apartment complex all I have is wifi available, there seems to be a ethernet port on the wall downstairs but I dont think it works. I was thinking of getting a Wifi to Ethernet adapter but I do not know if that actually will make it so my connection is stable and doesnt get affected by people streaming etc. I notice that it says it would pick up wifi and then I could use my ethernet to connect it to my computer. I don't really understand how all this works. I would like some help figuring out what to do. I can always try that port. or is there something I can plug into that port that would give me a stable connection? I'm running out of ideas. Anything helps. Thanks!
 

Answer:I only have wifi available at my apartment. will using a wifi to ethernet adaptor help?

you can do that with some devices
BUT I do not think it will make any difference to your issues , as its still using the wireless signal

it will get affected by people streaming

in the LAN connection , have you tried plugging a cable into a laptop ?
 

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Answer:T410s WiMAX wifi adapter confusion Intel 5150 or 6250?

Hello mate, According to the Hardware Maintenance Manual,the Intel WiMAX/WiFi Link 5150 can be be installed in the following models :2801-CTO, A5x, A6x, AAx, ABx, ACx, ADx, AFx, AGx2808-CTO, D6x, D7x, D8x, DVx, DWx, ESx, ETx, EUx, EVx, EWx2809-CTO, 7Dx, 7Ex2815-CTO, 3Ex, 5Rx, 5Sx, 5Tx, 5Ux2823-CTO2824-CTO2825-CTOand the Intel Centrino Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250 can be installed in the following models :2901-CTO2904-CTO, EAx, EBx, ECx, EDx, EJx, EKx, ELx, EMx2907-CTO2912-CTO, 21x2924-CTO Hope this help. 





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Question: WiFi and ethernet

Hi! Sorry I'm not much of a techie person. I'm having a problem here with the internet. My laptop connects to the WIFI properly but when the PC gets connected, with the ethernet cable, to the internet the wifi connection becomes bad but the signal strength shown is just as strong. thanks! using a windows 7 os btw.
 

Answer:WiFi and ethernet

Use only one or the other, but not both concurrently.
 

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Question: ethernet or wifi

I have a WiFi router connected to the modem, somehow my modem if I connect the Ethernet cable to my laptop if gives me just wired connection, if I disconnect the Ethernet Cable from my laptop and reset the modem it gives WiFi, and if I connect the Ethernet cable, in the network icon says "unidentified network no internet access". If I reset the modem without the Ethernet cable gets back to WiFi
I have tried in command (admin) "netsh winsock reset" netsh int ......" netsh ipconfig...." etc.
nothing seems to work
Modem UBEE
Router Linksys
 

Answer:ethernet or wifi

hcastro1011 said:


if I disconnect the Ethernet Cable from my laptop and reset the modem it gives WiFiClick to expand...

Why are you resetting your modem ?

hcastro1011 said:


if I connect the Ethernet cable, in the network icon says "unidentified network no internet access"Click to expand...

Looks like your computer didn't get an ip.
Did you try ipconfig /renew ?
 

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Question: ethernet and wifi

Hi,
In the HVAC industry.
In a new location we have set up our usual network system interconecting a number of microprocessors with a main controller. The main controller is connected to the computer via an ethernet port ... it can be assigned a different IP address from the default 169.254.1.1
We need to access the computer from the web and so currently we have a wifi connection via a USB port (DHCP enabled)
The computer is running Windows 7.
It works untill there is a power failure or the computer is shut down (it is normally left on 24/7)
When the computer restarts after a power outage the wifi connection is good (at least sometimes if not all) but we loose our communication with the HVAC controller.
If we shut down the computer, unplug the USB wifi, restart the computer, restart our program (Continuum) and thereby establish communication with the controller we can then plug the wifi back in and both continue operational. We can access the internet, we can be accessed from the internet and we can communicate with the HVAC controller.
Is there a way to set these two ports up such that when the computer restarts (it is set up to restart after a power failure) we have communication with both systems?
If not is there a way to automate this procedure so that it does so on its own ie upon start up the wifi port remains dissabled for some period of time while the computer and windows restarts, restart the Continuum program and then re-establish the wifi?
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Answer:ethernet and wifi

Try scheduling the tasks so that they are dependant on events like resources becoming available.

(I would have to look it up and work through it as well )
 

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Question: wifi, ethernet

can anybody help? i am unable to connect to internet by both lans. when i use access connections and click on find, it tells me that wifi is off, but i have it on. the same with cable - it dont see when i connect it.i also cant see properties and set it from windows, because when i right click on my network places, it just open the window like after double click, and nothing is in there. i welcome any good idea, but i dont want to uninstall anything, or install something else. i dont know why this mistake appeared, because i did not change any settings. 

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I was wondering if it's possible to utilize both WiFi and ethernet in tandem. I'm pretty sure some of you are going to tell me that I can only access the internet through one of these, up to my bandwidth limit, but that's not what I mean.

I'd like to access the internet through my WiFi connection, yet have a wired connection through my router to access the files on the other computers in my house. Is this even possible?

Answer:WiFi and ethernet together

Originally Posted by SteveS801


I was wondering if it's possible to utilize both WiFi and ethernet in tandem. I'm pretty sure some of you are going to tell me that I can only access the internet through one of these, up to my bandwidth limit, but that's not what I mean.

I'd like to access the internet through my WiFi connection, yet have a wired connection through my router to access the files on the other computers in my house. Is this even possible?



"...Theoretical speed versus actual speed

... Wi-Fi is very convenient, but it does not match the speed and reliability of wired Ethernet.

...though 802.11n can theoretically reach 300 Mb/s, a 100 Mb/s wired Ethernet connection will often outperform it in real-world usage, because wired Ethernet networks perform more closely to their theoretical limits and are less susceptible to outside influences..."​Transporter: Wi-Fi versus Ethernet performance

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Question: ethernet to wifi

Greetings.....I just bought an HP desktop refurbished made before wifi was common. Apparently the only way this machine can get internet is ethernet / dsl.....Are there adapters I can buy and plug into a USB port that will pickup my wifi network ?

As always, I am thankful for anyone's time spent in responding......Thank you for reading
 

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Question: Ethernet/Wifi

I have a trubleshoot from a few month... I cannot turn my laptop as a Hotspot.. Any kind of softwares are not working....  please Help me for this problem...

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i have a question that i have been looking for weeks now,

i have a laptop running xp ue v6 sp2 edition and have ethernet port and wifi port

both work

but on certain places i can have ethernet pluged in plus i have another wifi network that i can also connect

so when i go to cmd i check ipconfig and it shows two diferent ip addreses for the two connected networks

my question is, how can i control that, i mean

if conection 1 is 300 k
and connection 2 is 300k

how can i make it so that windows will use both at the same time so that i have on direct or indirect downloads 600k ?, is that possible?

please do help me, i have no idea whatelse todo ...

regards from south america

att

Ivan C. alarcon
 

Answer:How To ethernet plus Wifi help!!

I personally belive (I could be wrong) you can not do that with windows itself. However, I think it is possible thru specail software. John and other guys can give you a better answere.
 

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I have just shifted computers within the house.For some reason it was not just a question of switching back on. I have normally run the laptop and desktop 'wirelesly' The desktop is at the moment running using the ethernet cable. Is it possible to run the laptop wirelesly at the same time or do both machines have to be wireless? My head is spinning!!Thanks

Answer:ethernet and wifi together??

you can have either wired, either wireless or both different...it shouldnt make a difference

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Question: Ethernet wifi

HI all we had a storm come buy last night so I loged all computers off about 20 min later the power whent out and came back on after some time the problem i am haveing is I can not connect wired in PC's but the laptops well connect wifi but they are slow , and all so my iphone and my SGS4 well not conect wifi
I have reset the 2wire modem from u verse (at&t) do yall think it killed my modem? all lights are on as they sould be , and att tech have no clue whats up.

Answer:Ethernet wifi

Unplug the modem for 5 minutes, then plug it in. Let us know what happens.

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Question: Ethernet vs WiFi

I installed WiFi some time ago, but the Win 7 PC downstairs did not have WiFi capabilities. I bought an adapter and it worked fine for a short time so I bought and installed another adapter. The other night it failed again so I dragged out my Ethernet cable and hooked it up to the PC. I contacted Linksys and went to Office Depot to make sure that I plugged the other end into either the router or the modem.

The original modem and router are connected to my Win 7 desktop which does not have WiFi either.

My Netbook and laptop still have WiFi as does my phone. But I can NOT get Internet on the PC downstairs with the Ethernet cable. I took the second adapter out before attaching the Ethernet cable.

I'm not smart enough to change anything on my ISP settings for that has to be done.

Does anyone have a simple suggestion? Or having any ideas why this is an issue. Should have been a simple connect, I would think.

Before installing WiFi, all of my computers used an Ethernet cable, so why not now?

Answer:Ethernet vs WiFi

Try resetting your Router .. If that does not help read the Link below ...

How to fix an internet connection

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I was wondering if it's possible to utilize both WiFi and ethernet in tandem. I'm pretty sure some of you are going to tell me that I can only access the internet through one of these, up to my bandwidth limit, but that's not what I mean.

I'd like to access the internet through my WiFi connection, yet have a wired connection through my router to access the files on the other computers in my house. Is this even possible?

Answer:WiFi and ethernet together

SteveS801 said:

I was wondering if it's possible to utilize both WiFi and ethernet in tandem. I'm pretty sure some of you are going to tell me that I can only access the internet through one of these, up to my bandwidth limit, but that's not what I mean.

I'd like to access the internet through my WiFi connection, yet have a wired connection through my router to access the files on the other computers in my house. Is this even possible?



"...Theoretical speed versus actual speed

... Wi-Fi is very convenient, but it does not match the speed and reliability of wired Ethernet.

...though 802.11n can theoretically reach 300 Mb/s, a 100 Mb/s wired Ethernet connection will often outperform it in real-world usage, because wired Ethernet networks perform more closely to their theoretical limits and are less susceptible to outside influences..."​Transporter: Wi-Fi versus Ethernet performance

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Question: Ethernet and WiFi

I have a Wifi channel on my pc, and also on my router.
I have a network printer attached to the router.
Currently my pc is connected to router through ethernet wired connection.

When I need to access the PC from a laptop by Wifi, is it best to use the PC WiFi, or the router Wifi connection, and how do I stop the PC connecting to the router by Wifi if that is enabled on both devices? I presume the ethernet connection is faster, and certainly more reliable.

Answer:Ethernet and WiFi

Your laptop should connect to the router, the laptop won't even see the desktop's wifi to connect to unless you have configured it to be a hotspot (leave the PC's wifi disabled). Provided both the PC and the laptop are running Win 7 or later OS, you should be able to create a Homegroup so that you can share files between the 2 computers.

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Hi there

If you've a spare / old router which you can set up as a wifi bridge and connect a bit of LAN cable from Laptop into the Bridge router you'll generally get FAR better performance from even a cheap router.

Logic behind this is that most Wifi adapters are half duplex whereas a router is full duplex and throughput will be significantly better.

Another advantage is that you can still use 5 GHZ band even if your PC or whatever only can handle 2.4 GHZ wifi.

If your router doesn't have bridging facilities you can often do it by a firmware upgrade --for most routers try this :

www.dd-wrt.com | Unleash Your Router

Note --this is the Bridging router --not your main one that you use to connect to your ISP with --don't want to cause people to have inoperable boxes !!!!!.

I've found using a Router as a bridge far better than having to have loads of LAN cable all round the house --and also antennae in wifi routers are hugely better than most built in Wifi cards so you can in a lot of cases avoid extra slowdown caused by wifi extenders.


In my "man shed" -- a good 100 metres from the main house - could just about get 8 Mib/s on a very poor 2.4 GHZ wifi signal from the wifi card

Laptop now acceptable - still with 2,4 GHZ wifi but using "Bridged" method with an old EDIMAX wifi 4 port router. Around 70 Mib/s (still a lot slower by about 10X - I'm getting nearly 1Gb/s download in main house on 5 GHZ wifi --ISL has excellent Internet !!!... Read more

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Hi there

If you've a spare / old router which you can set up as a wifi bridge and connect a bit of LAN cable from Laptop into the Bridge router you'll generally get FAR better performance from even a cheap router.

Logic behind this is that most Wifi adapters are half duplex whereas a router is full duplex and throughput will be significantly better.

Another advantage is that you can still use 5 GHZ band even if your PC or whatever only can handle 2.4 GHZ wifi.

If your router doesn't have bridging facilities you can often do it by a firmware upgrade --for most routers try this :

www.dd-wrt.com | Unleash Your Router

Note --this is the Bridging router --not your main one that you use to connect to your ISP with --don't want to cause people to have inoperable boxes !!!!!.

I've found using a Router as a bridge far better than having to have loads of LAN cable all round the house --and also antennae in wifi routers are hugely better than most built in Wifi cards so you can in a lot of cases avoid extra slowdown caused by wifi extenders.


In my "man shed" -- a good 100 metres from the main house - could just about get 8 Mib/s on a very poor 2.4 GHZ wifi signal from the wifi card

Laptop now acceptable - still with 2,4 GHZ wifi but using "Bridged" method with an old EDIMAX wifi 4 port router. Around 70 Mib/s (still a lot slower by about 10X - I'm getting nearly 1Gb/s download in main house on 5 GHZ wifi --ISL has excellent Internet !!!... Read more

Answer:Wifi vs ethernet-->wifi Bridge using router - MUCH FASTER with Bridge

Hi there,
Pay attention to Units, it is very "easy" to get "confused". 70Mbps = 8,75MB/s.
And what is that Units "Mib/s"? Mega Information Binary per Second?
Cheers

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I am a robot programmer and frequently have a robot connected to the Ethernet port. However, these robots are no wifi antennas and thus I would like to use wifi at the same time for the internet connection. To consult the internet, check my mail, play music, etc. I have to detach the ethernet cable and wait for wifi to work, before I have to plug it in again to write code for the robot. This is very annoying, as you can imagine. So far I have tried many options, none resulting in a solution that worked. So, in detail: ProblemWifi disconnects when I connect to a robot controller via ethernet cable.  Tried solutionsSwitch on the wifi adapter while an ethernet cable is attached, but it switches off again automatically.Rearranged the network adapters (network adapters>advanced settings) to let wifi have a higher priority. Still switches off wifi though.Tried changing the advanced settings of the wifi (network adapters>RMB on wifi>Properties>Advanced), see if there was an option to stop it from switching off when ethernet is attached. There was no option like that.Accessed the BIOS settings to see if there was a possibility to stop the system from shutting down wifi when a cable is attached.Bought a USB to Ethernet adapter, but this resulted in wifi switching off as well.Tried to install Lenovo Access Connections, but it is not available anymore for Windows 10 systems.Tried Intel Wireless PROSet, but this gave some weird errors while installing... Read more

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Hi All,

Did some searching, but didn't come up with much.

I'm going to be wiring a new (to me) house with a couple cat 6 runs to each room. The runs will all be brought back to an enclosed 6u rack and cat 6 110 style patch panel. This rack will contain:

- HP 2824 Switch
- PfSense router (Supermicro X7SPA-HF ITX board)
- DSL modem

Since the rack is completely metal and enclosed I'm going to put my Netgear WNDR3700 WiFi router (used as an access point only) on top of the rack.

My question is, does anyone know what the implications are in regards to placing a WiFi device right next to a bundle of ethernet cables?

Thanks!!
Riley
 

Answer:WiFi next to ethernet bundle

It should be a near non-issue. The wifi won't be interfered with since Ethernet isn't particularly high powered, and I don't even think 10 (or 100 even?) Gig ethernet would be that sensitive to interference.
 

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Hi guys, first post here. I don't know much about tech so joined here for help. I moved into a new house (rented) and we have virgin media internet with their infamously reliable super hub

I can connect to the internet fine with an ethernet cable but only get "local" access when attempting with wifi. My friend can get on wifi fine on his laptop and my wifi works fine on other networks which leads me to believe its just some settings that need changing. I will try to attach a picture of my ipconfig with wifi switched on and no ethernet cable in.

Any help on this would be much appreciated, I've googled for hours and hours but nothing anyone suggests on there has worked for me.

Cheers for any replies
 

Answer:Wifi not working, ethernet does

Is that Cell phone internet your using there. Disabled Wired connections when using WiFi connections don't have both enabled. Also are you sharing internet or WiFi in this building?
 

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Hi, does anyone know of an adapter to convert a USB wifi dongle to Ethernet RJ45?
The set up I have is a shed a reasonable distance from my house that I would like to install an ethernet connection in. The power supply in the shed is 12V off a couple of car batteries which are charged by solar panel. Currently I have a high gain USB wifi adapter which can easily pick up my wifi network from the house.
Ideally I want to hook this USB wifi connection up to an internet radio in the shed but the radio I have only has a RJ45 input. Just to complicate matters I only have either a 5V USB connection or 12V straight off the batteries for power so one of these voltages is preferred although can build a regulator should any other voltage be required.
Any suggestions will be much appreciated.

Answer:USB Wifi to Ethernet adaptor

Amazon have this at present (others are available)
click here

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My parents want me to do something to allow my little brother to use the internet in their house. They own a 2,500 square foot house, two stories. I mention the square feet b/c i found a PoE that does a 5,000 sqft house. The internet connection/modem is on one side of the house on the first floor, in the front of the house and my brother's room is on the 2nd floor in the back of the house. So of course there is the most possible space inbetween, not to mention the furnace and all the metal that brings, laundry room, and staircase. Here is a crappy, not to scale image to get an idea. If this is possible with wifi, please advise what could cover the distance. When I use to live there my wifi router could barely reach the other side of the kitchen which was right next to the staircase and basically below his room. Parents want to do this as cheap as possible. They have to buy a router to do this anyways and need a wireless one for my sister's laptop.


 

Answer:Wifi or Power over Ethernet?

Wi-Fi should be able to cover that fine...I've run B, currently G, my house is 2200sq ft, 2 stories. But your footprint is 1/2 of that, roughly. My router is downstairs, towards one end of the house. I can pick up my signal fine with my laptop, upstairs, on the other end of my house.

Of course construction and other interference varies from house to house, and it depends on the type of router you have. I've run the old Linksys A/B, Belkin G, and currently dorking around with wrt54g v1 just to fiddle with WDS 'n stuff using DD-WRT firmware. With standard G firmware on the Belkin and wrt54g...I'd still pull in the upper 30 meg range upstairs. With the dd-wrt and cranking my wattage up from default 20something to 70...I'm pegging 54 megs upstairs.

If you snag a new router with Pre-N/MIMO, based on the Airgo True MIMO chipset....you'd without question be fine.
 

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This is on a Windows 8.1 Pro system, with an on-board Intel Gigabit Ethernet port, and a generic USB wifi adapter (Ralink adapter, using MS drivers). The ethernet port connects to an Asus router, which in turn connects to a cable modem from my ISP (Optimum online). The Wifi adapter is configured to connect to hotspots (Optimum Wifi) near my house.

I am using the 2 networks because I need 2 separate external IP addresses to test some web development I have been doing. I am hosting an application over my ethernet connection, but I want to connect to it with clients through the wifi connection.

Both adapters are configured to use DHCP, and both have internet connectivity. I have changed the interface metrics to 5 for the ethernet adapter, and 60 for the wifi adapter. I have also re-ordered the "Adapters and Bindings" list (accessed through "Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network Connections > Alt-key > Advanced > Advanced Settings"), so the ethernet adapter is 1st and the wifi adapter is 2nd.

None of this works though. For some reason, I cannot get windows to respect any of the priorities I have set. Whenever I open any application, by default it will always choose the wifi adapter. I am forced to disable the wifi adapter entirely, open the applications I want to use with the ethernet adapter, then re-enable wifi. Even when I do that, some of the applications I have already opened will revert to using the wifi adapter randomly.

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Answer:How to prefer Ethernet over Wifi?

It seems the "Adapters and Bindings" list is actually broken in the Network settings...If I have the ethernet adapter at the top of the list (1st), and wifi below it (2nd), then wifi is always used by default. If I swap the order and have wifi at top (1st) and ethernet under it (2nd), then ethernet is used by default.

I'm going to test this more, but can anyone else confirm this? Such a blatant bug...

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i am trying to connect my laptop (vista home premium) to my main pc (xp sp2) and what ever i do i have problems. when i connect via wifi not only does it take forever to connect but the connection keeps cutting out. i have a full signal but it is cuts out from my main pc. i have tried wep and wpa sceurity but nothing helps. i dont know if it is something to do with the he settings. i also have tried with a ethernet connection. my laptop seems to be connected find but on my main pc it says limited connection you may not be able to get access to some features. i dont have a virus. i dont know what it can be. i have tried both the connection wizards for both the wifi and the eithernet.
thanks for any help you lot can give. it is doing my head in
 

Answer:WIFI and Ethernet problems

Please supply the following info, exact models of the equipment please.

Make/model of the broadband modem.
Make/model of the router (if any).
Connection type, wired, wireless.
Make/model of network card or wireless adapter.
Make/model of your computer (motherboard if home-built).

For each machine, let's see this:

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
 

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Hello.
I recently moved in with a friend. I can't see the internet on my wifi list but I can connect with cable. My laptop has no problem connecting or finding other wifi, the only issue is with this one.
I would really like to connect wireless. BTW, my laptop runs Windows 10.
Any help would be appreciated
 

Answer:Can't see the wifi but can connect via ethernet

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Hola! I got a HP dv6000 and I am having a problemo! Its a newish computer. I bought it nearly new off ebay, and I put vista on it. Vista works and all but it only recognizes the dial up port. The computer has wifi and an ethernet port but it will not detect any network. Does any one know how to work this bad boy?

Answer:Cannot recognize ethernet or wifi.

HP Pavilion Notebook PCs*

its one of those

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Hello,

So I've got a simple question really when a laptop is connected to a WIFI network then a Ethernet connection is plugged in which one will it use as priority?

Answer:WIFI or Ethernet Priority?

itll ignore wifi and use ethernet

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Hello!
I just got a new modem (Netgear) that I replaced the old one (D-Link). The wifi is working perfectly, laptops, iPads etc. is working all fine.
The problem is, the computer that uses Ethernet cable isn't working at all. It's says 'Internet service unavailable' and the networks name went from 'unidentified' to 'Network 2'. Both computers using Ethernet cable isn't working and I have updated drive, try to see if it is the routers (Belkin G wireless)fault etc. Even my printer isn't working even though it uses wifi. The printer tough says 'Press router's WSP button' but my router doesn't have one.

So how can I fix this problem and make those computers work?

(Sorry for the description/language, I only have basic computer knowledge)

Thanks!
 

Answer:Wifi works but not Ethernet !?!?

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Hi! First post, sorry if it's in the wrong place :\
I have a Dell Inspiron running on Windows 7, and this problem has persisted for quite a while. When I attempt to use wifi, it appears as connected, but I'm not able to connect to any webpage. Any ideas on what I could do?
Thanks!
 

Answer:Connects via ethernet but not via wifi

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I recently reinstalled the OS on my Thinkpad X130e after the HDD died.I have installed the lenovo PM drivers, ethernet drivers and wifi drivers but nothing will work.I have tried resetting the BIOS to default and resetting the CMOS. Nothing will work that I can think of. Please help! EDIT: I am using Windows 8.1 PRO

Answer:No Ethernet or WiFi after OS reistall

Hello,
 
Are you using the factory recovery media supplied by Lenovo to reinstall Windows 8.1 Pro to the X130e?
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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It started when I 1st got the laptop a month ago, I could get wifi connection but roughly, every 30minutes or when alot of stuff was happening on IM (msn messenger) the connection stopped, and it said on diognostics that the gateway closed but after that it would be normal until another 30 minutes. then yesterday.......wifi wont connect to my hub, only ethernet will allow internet access?

heres my spec:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B940 @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3947 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1845 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 461477 MB, Free - 338136 MB; E: Total - 99 MB, Free - 61 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, JE50_HR
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:help! WIFI and ethernet are playing up?

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My laptop is Aspire E1-570G. After updating to Windows 10 my laptop indicates Limited/Restricted everytime when I want to use wifi connection or plug LAN cable. Please, help.













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:Problem with Wifi and Ethernet

ok. can you please report your ehternet Lan adapter model? windows logo key + xdevice managerclick on network adapter then with the ethernet cable plugged in, right click on the icon with yellow triangle near clock and date, choose "open network...."on the next window, click on "ethernet", then click on "details", take a screenshot and send me a private message with this screenshot.

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Is there a way to switch to wifi without removing the Ethernet cable. Thanks

Answer:Switch From Ethernet To Wifi

Under networks, right click the ethernet connection and then click on disable.  Chuck 

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I want to extend my Wi-Fi using a Ethernet cable. Most extenders seem to provide a Ethernet Socket rather than use one to extend the Wi-Fi signal. I don't need anything fancy. Can anyone recommend anything suitable.

Answer:WIFI Ethernet Extender

Look at Newegg for extenders wifi extender - Newegg.com
What type of Wi-Fi device do you have now?

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Just so we're on the same page regarding terminology: I call a wifi Access Point the base where several wifi *clients* can connect simultaneously and I call "clients" those which are connected to an AP.

Many people call a wifi to ethernet adapter device a "bridge" but this is confusing (and, IMHO, wrong) because many or most units sold as "bridge" will connect to a similar unit and form a wifi "bridge" (similar to a powerline bridge) but they cannot connect to an AP as a client. In fact I have a Linksys WAP 54g which is primarily an AP but can function as a "bridge" when working with a similar unit but it cannot connect to an AP as a client. People get quite confused by this and sellers on ebay seem specially prone to this confusion. I have also heard them called "game adapter".

External wifi client adapters are most commonly USB but I have more use and need for wifi to ethernet adapters. These are more rare and more expensive and for some unknown reason the ones I have used tend to not last too long. Today another one gave up its soul and I need to replace it. (It seems the wifi part is ok but the ethernet side is dead.)

I happen to have a bunch of ADSl modem - router - wifi AP units for which I do not have much use and I was thinking that it would be neat if I could use them as wifi clients instead of wifi APs. I suppose this could be done by replacing the internal firmware and it is probably ... Read more

Answer:Need wifi-ethernet adapter

check dd-wrt.com only thing i can think of, check the router database
 

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Hi All,

I have a laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad) that is mounted in a docking station. In my house I have wifi, the docking station is connected to the router via hard LAN.

I have prioritized my connections to give preference to LAN over wifi (as I obviously prefer the fastest connection).



The Network sharing center now tells me I am connected to both LAN and Wifi, but the system tray tells me Wifi. How do I know through which I am now connected and how to I prioritize LAN? Please don't tell me to manually enable / disable ;-)



Thanks a lot!

M

Answer:How to switch between wifi and ethernet

Try ipconfig and see what your lan ip is
and then try
pathping 8.8.8.8
and if it goes threw you lan card ip first you will know it's working the way you want

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I have a silly question.
My PC is connected to network with ethernet cable.
I also have Netgear USB WIFI adapter inserted just in case, as for some time I was on WIFI before had ethernet worked out.
Windows 10 show little icon in the bottom R corner saying *****wifi/internet access. Little "display" logo with what is looks like ethernet cable on it.
Out of curiosity I pulled Netgear adapter out - internet is still good and still says *****wifi connected.
What is physically impossible as my PC does not have wireless card.
Why in the world does it say wifi connected if it works off ethernet cable?
 

Answer:Wifi On Ethernet Connection?

Did you reboot after pulling the adapter?
 

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I have just set up a Wifi network to use my laptop when at Home,my Main PC is Ethernet connected to the Router/modem/WiFi.
How easy is it to make them share and be on the same network?
 

Answer:Mixed Ethernet and WiFi

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Thanks Rick
I retired from networking some 10 years ago and am trying to upgrade my knowledge and set up a home network with NAS and Mulimedia but am a bit rusty.
Can I use the networking wizard and set up my network addressing all the PC similarly?
 

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reloaded my windows recovery disk onto a new hard drive but have no drivers for wifi or ethernet??

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Recently got a computer (Dell Latitude E6420) with no OS. Installed Windows 7, 64 bit system.

After that, had no drivers for wifi/etc so I installed ALL of the drivers from this page -http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/product-support/servicetag/74985r1/drivers/advanced?s=bsd

Wifi is discovering my network - but not connecting when I connect. Even copied the network login stuff via USB to make sure.

Have been trying several different ways to fix this - reinstalled all the drivers, checked modem/router (work fine on this computer), plugged in Ethernet directly (doesn't work), made sure automatically establish IP was checked, etc.

Help :(

Answer:New Computer - No Ethernet or Wifi?

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-QCPVQ-KHRB8-RMV82
Windows Product Key Hash: +Rj3N34NLM2JqoBO/OzgzTZXgbY=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00095
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {AD5ECC0A-3199-462F-A854-71A8662CFC01}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Data-->
Office Status: 109 N/A
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1F... Read more

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Hello,

So I've got a simple question really when a laptop is connected to a WIFI network then a Ethernet connection is plugged in which one will it use as priority?

Answer:WIFI or Ethernet Priority?

itll ignore wifi and use ethernet

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Recently got a computer (Dell Latitude E6420) with no OS. Installed Windows 7, 32 bit system.

After that, had no drivers for wifi/etc so I installed ALL of the drivers from this page -http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/product-support/servicetag/74985r1/drivers/advanced?s=bsd

Wifi is discovering my network - but not connecting when I connect. Even copied the network login stuff via USB to make sure.

Have been trying several different ways to fix this - reinstalled all the drivers, checked modem/router (work fine on this computer), plugged in Ethernet directly (doesn't work), made sure automatically establish IP was checked, etc.

Help
 

Answer:New Computer - No Ethernet or Wifi?

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Right now my computer is connected by 1.0 Gbps Ethernet and 1.3 Gbps WiFi. Can Windows 10 take advantage of this or should I disable one these connections?

Answer:Connected by Ethernet and WiFi

alkaufmann said:

Right now my computer is connected by 1.0 Gbps Ethernet and 1.3 Gbps WiFi. Can Windows 10 take advantage of this or should I disable one these connections?



Are you having any issues? No you would not be able to take advantage of both connections since Windows would just route through the best one at any moment. It is only as good as your outbound connection for your provider.

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Ok here is the situation:
I live in an apartment complex with a few other roommates. We each have an ethernet-cable jack in our rooms, and we also have a wireless router located in one of my roommates' rooms that we all use for WIFI. My question to you guys is why, when connected to only WIFI, my interenet connection is faster than using an ethernet cable? Our WIFI network displays a speed of 65Mbps, while the ethernet network shows a 10Mbps. How does this make sense?

Speed test for Ethernet network:
Speed test for WIFI network:

 

Answer:Why is my WIFI faster than Ethernet?

For the speed tests... 0.03 difference is not really 'faster'... at least you would not see the difference.

as to the Our WIFI network displays a speed of 65Mbps, while the ethernet network shows a 10Mbps statement, if your ethernet port is showing 10Mbps, then either you have a setting that is incorrect (set to half duplex, not full duplex), you are using the wrong cable, or the ethernet port is bad.

Usually on a .g wireless network, it should say 54.0Mbps... not too sure why you are getting 65MBps... unless it's on a .n wireless?

So, for the ethernet, is it happening to only your computer? or other people's using the ethernet connection?
 

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I have recently downloaded windows 10 on a new pc, but when I tryed to connect to the internet, windows said that I needed a ethernet cable, why is there no wifi option and how can I solve this?
 

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Hi
so it might sound like a simple question but i dont know the answer haha. My girlfriends apartment has only got a Ethernet port /cable. If i was to plug the ethernet into the WAN port of a bog standard router would i get WiFi? or is there more to it than that?
cheers for any help
 

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Hi,
Sorry if this is a question already covered, have had a search and can't find it..
I purchased a Huawei repeater to extend my wifi network, works fine with my tablet, gdaughters ipad etc, but my pc is connected to the router by Ethernet and immediately loses internet access when the repeater fires up. Is it possible to have the desktop on ethernet plus tablet on wifi at the same time?
Not new to computers but new to wifi
Dave

Answer:WiFi / ethernet conflict

Yes it is possible. Does your computer have a radio network card or facility, if so disable the wifi on it so as not to conflict.

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We're having an issue in our office that has me stumped. We have 5 machines, all on Windows 10, and 5 IP phones. The IP phones need to be connected via ethernet, and since we don't have access to an ethernet connection in our building, we share the wifi from the computer to the phone.

The process I used to set up the machines can be found here: Using ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) - Windows Help

Once set up, each computer and each phone worked great. Then, one by one, the computers stopped treating the ethernet cable as an outbound connection (sharing the signal from the wifi) and started calling it an "unidentified network" with "no internet access" and the phone attached no longer had a connection.

When each computer decides to stop sharing (every few days or so a new one calls it quits) we have just used a working one to share with a switch, and then share to multiple phones from the switch. One by one each computer stopped sharing, and 30 minutes ago the last one stopped, and all our phones are down.

There doesn't seem to be a rhyme or reason as to why the stop sharing, or any discernable pattern. Any help would be greatly appreciated, since our business has no phones now and we are getting angry emails from customers

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I upgraded to Widows 10 some weeks ago from Win 7. All has been fine, however this morning my WiFi stopped working saying "limited connection". It also says the same thing when using Ethernet. Both say they are limited. I've ruled out problems with my router and I've upgraded my Ethernet driver to the latest and tried another wireless adapter, but no luck. Something really seems broken.

I don't know if its related but also thus morning I noticed a big windows update waiting. Can't remember the version but it was the one that has put colour back into window title bars.

Pretty sure its not the VPN issue I've read about.

Any idea? I'm stuck!

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A W520, Lenovo Thinkpad, Windows 7 64-bit.It has been working until yesterday, the first day at southern California:- Cox provided a NETGEAR modem/router, has dual band for WIFI, say Band1 and Band2- Tried both bands are "Windows are unable to connecto xxx", or show as "Connected" in WIFI list, but saied "no internet access" and a yellow star on top of WIFI bar in lower right corner.- Tried all four combination of WPA2-Personal, WPA-Personal, AES and TKIP.- Plugged in wire directly from router while had WIFI turned OFF, got "currently connect to xxx, no internet access". Same thing while WIFI is ON. Is the modem/router working? Yes, all other laptops and wireless devices using the same router/modem connected no problem, wired or wireless. Brought the laptop to a COX center, staffs there are very helpful, connected to a diff router, repeated the same steps still the same result. We also checked Device Manager at Control Panel, Networking showing everything "working properly". Even tried disable then enable the corresponding NIC, warm-boot, cold-boot, same. 

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Does Ethernet mean a cable is needed?

Does WiFi mean no cable is needed?
 

Answer:WiFi and Ethernet differences

Ethernet - cable

WiFi - radio signal, no wires.
 

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Hopefully this is the correct thread. I'm 69 years old, so patience, please!

I was able to enjoy blistering speed, 72mbs down / 20 mbs up. My old Dell all-in-one went belly up and I had to purchase a new computer.

This coincided with a problem with the BT Infinity broadband where a connection in the box up the street came loose. Now repaired, BT assure me all is OK to our premises and therefore the problem is mine!

Our speed is now hovering around 50mbs down / 13mbs up. This seems to make difference sometimes, especially when both my wife and I are streaming - her to PC and me to iPad to TV via Apple box.

The funny thing is the supposedly ethernet connected PC is giving similar speed results to those of the iPad. That prompted me to wonder whether the desktop PC may be connected via wifi or both wifi and ethernet and perhaps causing a conflict somewhere.

I only need wifi on the desktop to connect to our printer which is always "found" when required.

In a nutshell, is there a simpleton's way to check when I am connected to the BT Home hub using both wifi and ethernet and if both, which one takes precedence?

Thanks.

Answer:Is my PC connected via wifi or ethernet?

It may be that Wi-Fi and Ethernet are not the issue but the speed from the Modem to the WAN/Wide Area Network or known as the Internet. Wi-Fi and Ethernet are usually the connection between computers/devices and the Router which is then connected to the Modem to gain Internet access. The Modem and Router may be in the same box.

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Hi everyone,
I'm moving tomorrow and need my internet for my online classes. I currently have a cable modem going through a Belkin 802.11g router of which my ocomputer is the "main" computer. I cannot get cable internet at my new place so I bought a new Belkin wireless N1 desktop network card. I want to install tonight it tonight to make sure it works before I move. That way, if it doesn't work at my new place I'll know if its the configuration or the location that is the problem.

I am not concerned with keeping the home network set up. I'll be flying solo once I'm using the Wi-Fi. I know the box says its a "seamless, quick and easy set up".... but it never really is.

Is there anything that I should do before making the switch that might not be in the setup instructions that it came with?
I would apreciate any suggestions, hints, tips, tricks, cautions or other tech wisdom that you think may be helpful.

I'm running XP SP2 on an HP Pavilion 7915.
Thank you!
 

Answer:Moving from Ethernet to WiFi

Belkin wireless N1 desktop network card

you should just install with drivers etc
and it should automatically detect wireless signals and give you a prompt to connect

this is useful software to test wireless connections
Free software to check signal strength of wireless is netstumbler 0.4.0 available for download from http://www.stumbler.net/

BUT
if you cant get cable internet - how is you new place connected to the internet - via DSL/ADSL etc

you need a connection to the interent somehow
 

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Hello, i use a toshiba satellite laptop here are my specs.
https://gyazo.com/984c41491a3603c408f40cc4446008df
My problem is that my laptop only works when there is an ethernet cord plugged into it. my network icon looks like this
https://gyazo.com/d77496c5b25dd4e1f050b293bca1c26e
all that show up for drivers are this
https://gyazo.com/e060484754c8af99107a359022127b34
i dont know why wifi does not work on this laptop... its basically a pc then -_-

also heres what i find under network in device manager |

https://gyazo.com/d778175446f08b6d756676401a92a794

PLEASE CAN SOMEONE HELP ME FIX MY LAPTOP, NO WIFI IS KILLING ME, BTW ALL MY OTHER DEVICES WORK PERFECTLY FINE ON THE WIFI, MY MODEM IS A HOME HUB 2000 AND MY PROVIDER IS BELL
 

Answer:Wifi won't work ONLY ETHERNET!!??!?!?

If you need anymore info please tell me and ill post screen shots of it asap
 

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My computer is able to connect to the internet through an ethernet cable, but no devices besides my tv is able to wirelessly connect at all. The internet doesn't even show in the Choose A Network tab on my Ipad.
 

Answer:WiFi isn't working but ethernet is

What is the make and model of the router or modem you are using? What type of internet connection do you have (DSL / Cable / Satellite / etc). What have you done so far to try to correct this problem (reboot equipment, change settings, unplug then re-plug equipment, etc.)? Need to provide more information before anyone can really try to help.
 

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So. I am currently "deployed" to a location that has free WiFi running on average 10 Mbps. I am using this connection to connect to a VPN I have setup at home.

My question is this, can I use my laptop's open LAN port to share the internet connection with my Xbox? I'm gonna go with yes on that one, with the help of a crossover cable of course. But, will the connection I'm sharing also be the VPN connection? Or will it just be sharing the WiFi connection?

So basically it's like this ... Laptop -> WiFi -> VPN

Will it be like this ... Xbox -> Laptop -> WiFi -> VPN

or

Like this ... Xbox -> Laptop -> WiFi
 

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I have a Windows 7 Dell and have recently got a Mac mini. They are both connected to the internet via WiFi. I have files that I want to access on the PC from the Mac. Sharing the files over WiFi doesn't work well and I have a spare router that I want to use to connect the two. Here is my dilemma, when connecting ethernet to both machines the internet drops out as Ethernet takes priority over the WiFi. I want to use WiFi for connecting to other computers and the internet and ethernet for file sharing between the two machines.

To make it easier to understand, I've uploaded a diagram here. http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1633454/network.png

I've tried the obvious like bridging the connections in Windows and trying different ports on the router. I ALWAYS have my PC on when on the Mac, so running the Mac's internet connection through the PC is fine.

Help is appreciated. Thanks folks!
 

Answer:Using WiFi and Ethernet simultaneously

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Sorry to have to bring up more problems, but I have to tell you the whole story to get your understanding. The laptop is new and still being set up. First I had difficulty transferring data from my old XP run PC as Easy Transfer does not work with Windows 8, but eventually I managed most of it. There were some programmes pre-installed with the Z500 which I did not want/need, among them Eset-Nod antivirus which I replaced with Vipre (our families? 6 computers all run Vipre anti virus without problems).Now, after sleep mode the laptop will not reconnect to the internet although the icon says ?connected?. The trouble-shooter says ?There might be a problem with the driver for the Ethernet? and ?There might be a problem with the driver for the WiFi adaptor?.The only way I can recover and connect is via system restore and that works till the next time it sleeps or I switch on in the mornings. I have been back to the store where I purchased it  3 times and the technicians can?t fix it, but instead blame it on the Vipre antivirus.This is not right as I have temporarily installed AVG free instead and the same problem occurs. What are your suggestions?













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Answer:Ethernet & WiFi adaptors

hi khamsripai,
 
When you encounter the "There might be a problem with the driver for the Ethernet" or "There might be a problem with the driver for the WiFi adaptor", can you try to:
1. Open Device Manager > Network Adapters and check if you get errors on the ethernet/wireless card and post it here
2. Boot into Safe Mode with Networking and observe if you can connect wired/wireless
3. If you get Windows Update everytime prior to getting the error, try to do the system restore and temporarily disable Windows Update under the Control Panel and observe.
 
 
Let me know your findings
 
Regards

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We're having an issue in our office that has me stumped. We have 5 machines, all on Windows 10, and 5 IP phones. The IP phones need to be connected via ethernet, and since we don't have access to an ethernet connection in our building, we share the wifi from the computer to the phone.

The process I used to set up the machines can be found here: Using ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) - Windows Help

Once set up, each computer and each phone worked great. Then, one by one, the computers stopped treating the ethernet cable as an outbound connection (sharing the signal from the wifi) and started calling it an "unidentified network" with "no internet access" and the phone attached no longer had a connection.

When each computer decides to stop sharing (every few days or so a new one calls it quits) we have just used a working one to share with a switch, and then share to multiple phones from the switch. One by one each computer stopped sharing, and 30 minutes ago the last one stopped, and all our phones are down.

There doesn't seem to be a rhyme or reason as to why the stop sharing, or any discernable pattern. Any help would be greatly appreciated, since our business has no phones now and we are getting angry emails from customers

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A W520, Lenovo Thinkpad, Windows 7 64-bit.It has been working until yesterday, the first day at southern California:- Cox provided a NETGEAR modem/router, has dual band for WIFI, say Band1 and Band2- Tried both bands are "Windows are unable to connecto xxx", or show as "Connected" in WIFI list, but saied "no internet access" and a yellow star on top of WIFI bar in lower right corner.- Tried all four combination of WPA2-Personal, WPA-Personal, AES and TKIP.- Plugged in wire directly from router while had WIFI turned OFF, got "currently connect to xxx, no internet access". Same thing while WIFI is ON. Is the modem/router working? Yes, all other laptops and wireless devices using the same router/modem connected no problem, wired or wireless. Brought the laptop to a COX center, staffs there are very helpful, connected to a diff router, repeated the same steps still the same result. We also checked Device Manager at Control Panel, Networking showing everything "working properly". Even tried disable then enable the corresponding NIC, warm-boot, cold-boot, same. 

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Hi to all,
got a problem for some time and can't find a solution...

I think everybody knows about the problem with windows 8.1 at laptops with the limited ethernet (wifi), so I have the same problem on my PC and I cant find a cure...

Someone, any advices? Coz of this I cant loggin to my windows store and have problems with connection...

Answer:Limited Ethernet at PC (no the WIFI)!

Do not know what problems you are talking about with limited wifi & windows 8.x.x. Majority of the issues are Router/Gateway related.

It helps to know the mfg & model of your router/gateway, and spec's on the laptop. Use Speccy so you can upload system info on here, from the URL it gives you after it inspects your system. Speccy - System Information - Free Download

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Okay I've tried my best to solve but please help.

HP dv1000 WinXPHome laptop (quite old) but ran great until internet wifi stopped.
Wifi indicates connected, but internet cannot load pages.
Also tried the ethernet and is not even recognized by laptop.

did a clean install and updated the network drivers.

Based on reading i've done ipconfig /all and it times out for default gateway, although it passed twice right before copying the below results.
my conclusion is some part is failing maybe but what? it is really odd that i can connect to the wifi router as my other computer does but not load anything. (it kinda loaded half of the google home page once)

Really appreciate any help. thanks
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Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\macmac>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : mac
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : home

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network
Connection
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0E-35-C1-AB-3E
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Auto... Read more

Answer:ethernet & wifi not connecting, but it is

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We have just switched from Century Link to Xfinity and now instead of wired connection we have wireless but I don't know how to switch Ethernet to wireless. I tried searching how to do this multiple times in the internet and haven't found any results. I can't find the Wifi settings in Network and Internet only Ethernet.

Answer:How can I switch from Ethernet to wifi?

You have to have a modern that is also a wireless router...not all of them do both these days

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I have my laptop connected to my router via Wifi, and my machine downstairs only has an ethernet port. If i connect my laptop downstairs can i share the wifi connection to my pc via a ethernet cable?

Ive foudn some posts and question about this before but none have worked.

My laptop has Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit and my machine has Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.

If anyone can help that would be great.

PS: I dont wana buy anything new as that machine wont be there forever, i just want a quick free temporary way of doing this.

Thanks

Answer:Share Wifi Via Ethernet

Yes, you can share your wifi. It's called ICS.

Using ICS (Internet Connection Sharing)

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Hi There!
Yesterday night I had  tried to install a network driver in Windows 10. But it had not installed successfully. This morning I run my laptop as usual. But after a while I figured out that my wireless LAN, wifi, Ethernet, LAN and USB ports aren't working. So I do a ePSA Diagnostic from one time boot menu option by pressing F12 while restarting. There, I found on the Configuration tab:
Wireless Switch = on
Wireless Lan = not installed
Blutooth = installed
Wireless Wan = not installed
There are no sign of Wireless/Ethernet LAN in Device manager. There is a exclamation mark on USB xHCI Compliant Host Controller. My card reader and Bluetooth works fine.
I Would like to know what happened to my laptop(Dell Vostro 3460). Is my LAN Card dead? What about the USB Port?
Thanks in Advance,
Al Shahriar

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I just moved and have been trying to get my PC connected to the internet at my new place. I have a Dlink AC750 dual band wireless router, and my computer has no problem connecting to it wirelessly. However I cannot figure out how to connect directly by ethernet. I have a cable running from the router to the back of the PC, but the icon in my tray just says 'No connections are available'. I have also tried connecting directly to the PC bypassing the router. Everyone I have spoken to, including tech support, has told me that you "plug it in and it just works". Am I missing some step in getting my PC to recognize the ethernet cable?

Answer:WiFi works, ethernet doesn't

Hello mate have you tried updating the LAN driver for that machine and even simpler a new cable??

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I found a good deal on an ethernet bridge for 24dbi grid (802.11b) antenna (as opposed to the orinoco and PCI adapter solution)...this is a better solution for integration and ease of setup but how can I connect to multiple networks?

I assume there's no way to use netstumbler or similar utilities with an ethernet-bridged antenna? The seller says it is controllable via an http interface requring an SSID...though it does have an automatic config. setting.

Does anyone have any experience using such a configuration? I am looking to connect to 3 or 4 networks (at this point, my school's wifi and the networks of a few friends in the area).

Also, does anyone know of a place that actually sells PCI adapters for the oriinoco gold PC card?
 

Answer:WiFi Antenna + Ethernet Bridge ?'s

You understand with transparent wireless bridging your not really connecting totally seperate networks. You'll be adding remote segments to a parent network. Your home for instance would just be added to the schools network segment. It's IP scheme etc..

Beyond that, the workgroup bridge, or outright bridge would just be a transparent link. It should have a console or utility to give your quality and strength numbers for the association to the parent device, be it an AP (if your using a workgroup bridge) or parent bridge if your running a Point to Multipoint bridging setup. I don't have alot of experience with the budget stuff so perhaps the WET11 or equivalent has no interface that allows you to see how strong your link is. That would be a shitty thing but not a complete suprise. Cheap gear generally gives cheap results. What kind of equipment are you looking at? A 24 dBi grid is an awful lot of juice. How far are your links?

PCI adapters for Proxim client cards are plentiful. A google search yields dozens of hits. Might be a better choice. Just depends on what your setup is and your expectations.
 

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How do I replace the windows 7 network drivers, including ethernet and wifi?  I am told that the problem may have been a windows update that damaged the drivers, but am not sure.

Answer:i recently lost my wifi and ethernet

The driver for the windows 7 OS for this model is not available and only driver available is for Microsoft Windows Vista. Here is the link for the windows Vista OS driver's : http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-Pavilion-dv6000-Entertainment-Notebook-PC-series/... If you could share the Hardware ID which you can in device manager under network controller/ other devices( if the driver is not installed ), i can try to get the driver. RegardsSATISHP4 Click " Thumb's up " icon if the question is answered/resolved.

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I have 100m+ of ethernet wire from a bt hub in one building to another this works fine, but I would like to have wifi in the second building....is there any way to add a wifi hub to the end of this ethernet cable? Its probably a dumb question from a dumb beginner but any help would be appreciated!!

Answer:can i add wifi to a long ethernet wire?

Is this any good?

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Hi there, Im praying that somebody could help me with my problem. ive upgraded from windows 8 to 8.1 and since then my wifi connection breakes every now and then and my ethernet adaptor doesnt work anymore. according to my research thats a common problem. i tried all solutions i found but nothing works. my device manager says that both (wifi and ethernet) drivers are up to date and ready to use but the wifi breaks down and needs a reset. the ethernet adptor doesnt work either. lan cable (brand new and tested) is not recognized. id be so thankful, if somebody could help me. my laptop is a 3000 N200 (0769), windows 8.1 32bit wifi adaptor intel wifi link 4965agndriver version 13.3.0.137 ethernet broadcom netlink (TM)driver version 15.6.13 thanks so much manu

Answer:Windows 8.1 Upgrade and no WiFi no Ethernet

Hi Manu,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I?m sorry to hear that the LAN and Wireless is not working as expected after updating to Windows 8.1, normally to avoid compatibility issue all the drivers should be updated when the computer is in Windows 8. Hence, I suggest you to perform ?System Restore? and the follow the update procedure. Below is the link to perform ?System Restore? then a link with exact Windows 8.1 upgrade procedure.
 

System Restore for Windows 8
Windows 8.1 - Update consideration & Resources

Do post us back if the issue still persists.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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I know this may sound like a stupid question, but what would be the difference between WiFi and broadcom Ethernet. Can I connect anywhere with either one? I just ordered a IdeaPad Y550 and ordered with the broadcom Ethernet that comes with it, im now wondering whether I should have ordered it with the Wifi instead.. Any help and knowledge would be greatly appreciated.. Thank you so much for any and all help

Answer:wifi verse broadcom Ethernet

Are you saying that you ordered without any wireless capability? Ethernet uses a cable to plug in to a router or cable/dsl box.Wireless is capable of connecting without cable to same.Also wireless hotspots, etc. Most laptops come standard with both, so I am not sure exactlywhat YOU mean by WIFI.

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hi my daughter has bought a HP510 laptop it connects and has good strength of signal . However it only partially loads 2 bars on the bottom This is also the case if you hard wire connect it I have exactly the same model and it runs fine on both etherenet and picking up and loading wifi. Could you tell me what to check please thanks charles

Answer:laptop wifi/ ethernet connection

Right, You have the same Laptop I have. its a Centrino CPU i speeded my download speed to nearly double what it was, as it was half the speed of my desktop on a Ethernet cable, laptop is Wireless. I used this click here

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Hi, I have a brand new Lenovo T450s and it already has two issues: 1) It does not recognise the ethernet connection (WiFi connects fine). The connection for ethernet works perfectly on all other laptops in my house 2) When I dissconnect from Wifi, the internet options completely freeze and I am unable to reconnect or change networks without restarting my latop. Does anyone know of any threads or solutions to solve my issues?  Many thanks!













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Answer:T450s WIFI & Ethernet Issues

Nevermind I have sorted the issue. I had to enable enthernet in the advanced options. This also solved the WiFi issue.

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How do you know which one is it gonna choose when you're connected with both wired and wireless? Is there some type of "test" it does to take the better connection? Or does it like pick randomly? Alternate?

Answer:When connected both ethernet and WiFi, which does it choose?

If you are using the same ISP to connect to the Ethernet and WiFi then you should choose one of them only. Ethernet would be my first choice if the Router is nearby and the computer is not connected by a very long wired cable.

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I can connect to my home network via ethernet or wifi. Is there any benefit to using both connections at the same time?
 

Answer:Solved: Any benefit to using WiFi AND ethernet?

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Hi,
I have a 256Kbps ADSL connection, my router is SMC.
whenever i do a connection speed test at ( http://us.mcafee.com/root/speedometer/default.asp ) i get 150KB downloaded in 9-10 secs in my PC ( connected via ethernet ), and 2.9MB downloaded in 18-19 secs in my Nokia n95 ( via WiFi ), so the question is how is that possible ? i repeated the test many times and always the same result....

Thanx in advance......
 

Answer:Why my cell WiFi is faster than my PC Ethernet?

u must be using a browser like opera mini on your mobile phone wihch connects through a proxy server, so the speedtest displays the download speed of THAT server and not your internet connection
 

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